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Corrido: Mexican Tragic Ballad Songwriting Workshop

April 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Corrido is a Mexican ballad tradition that dates back to the 19th Century and that continues to be one of the most popular forms of Mexican music today. Corridos are narrative poems that often celebrate the lives of regular people who show courage in the face of tragic situations, violence and death.

Learn to write an authentic Mexican “corrido” in this free, two-hour workshop taught in English with some musical examples in Spanish.

The workshop will be led by co-founder-ethnomusicologist Juan Dies from the GRAMMY™ Nominated Sones de México Ensemble. By the end of this workshop each group will have written an original song in a corrido form.


April 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Gail Borden Public Library
270 N. Grove Ave
Elgin, IL
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